The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on behalf of the government and Nigerians, greets former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, on his 64th birthday anniversary, November 17, 2021.
This is as he congratulated him for serving the country, and working for the peace and advancement of democracy on the African continent.
Buhari’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled, ‘President Buhari hails Dr Goodluck Jonathan at 64’.
According to Shehu, the President affirmed that Jonathan continues to expand the boundaries of leadership, teaching many in the country the power of focus, consistency and diligence. Having served as Deputy Governor, Governor, Vice President, President, African Union Envoy and now, Chairman of the International Summit Council for Peace Africa; an association of incumbent and former heads of state and their deputies, established in 2019 by the Universal Peace Federation, an organization in general consultative status with the United Nations.
Buhari believes the former President’s profile should remind those in position and all aspiring leaders that serving the country and humanity requires sacrifice, and ultimately placing the interest of others above personal gains.
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As Dr Jonathan turns 64, the President sends warm greetings to him and his family, praying that the Almighty God will continue to sustain them in good health and all-round wellbeing.